Although Richmond is flat, it’s few hi-rises are well spaced apart and offer an unobstructed view of the Lower Mainland. This condo, offered by Vancouver Luxury Realty, also faces north, making it easy to capture these impressive views from its floor to ceiling windows.
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The lobbies of most residential buildings are forgettably drab — you walk through them on your way to the elevator and nothing registers. Not so with the entry to Kenstone’s Sage in the Wesbrook Place community of UBC. The lobby reflects the forest surrounding the building, with huge planks of rough cedar that look like they were painted on the walls with a palette knife. Designer Merike Lainevool of Kodu Design filled the main floor lounge with comfortable sofas and low-slung tables that invite you to sit down and enjoy the reflecting pools that grace the building’s front.
The September issue of BC Home and Garden is running a story that I shot back in May. It’s always fun to see your work (and your name) in print.
The people at Sandman like Prince George so much they built two hotels up there, and then asked me to shoot them. Both. Top to bottom. Two days. And to add to the fun, throw in perfect, cloudless days with sunlight blazing in every window all day long.
So off I went, armed only with a couple of flashes and my faith in the healing power of Photoshop. Thanks to the hospitality and assistance of the Sandman staff I completed my assignment and returned home safe and sound.
I’ve been up to Oliver’s Landing at Furry Creek a few times in the past few weeks. Murray Thompson is a realtor who lives there and is the go-to guy whenever somebody wants to buy or sell in the neighbourhood. Murray asked me to put together some lifestyle images of this little community, so we picked a sunny (well, almost sunny) day and spent a few enjoyable hours wandering around with a camera. It’s the only place I know of where you can get waterfront property for about a million dollars.
I spent a few hours last week down in sunny Tsawwassen, shooting some of the beautiful custom homes built by Lighthouse Construction. The work they do is first rate, so they wanted some great images to show off their craftsmanship. We ended up shooting three places, with a promise of more to come. Here are a few choice shots:
Down near the border, the village of White Rock beckons, with its sandy beaches and seaside attractions. Nestled in one of the quiet, tree-lined streets is this striking home: an elegant 3,000 square foot rancher with some serious curb appeal. Inside you’ll find vaulted ceilings and skylights to brighten up every corner of this home. French doors connect most rooms with the private, south-facing back yard, where you’ll also find a heated RV-size garage. Any questions? Shelagh Stewart has the answers.
As you travel east out of the city, your purchasing power for real estate can grow quite remarkably. Look at this house in Pitt Meadows: beautifully designed and built, with almost 2500 square feet of living space, 18 foot ceilings, 4 bedrooms and a view of Golden Ears. All for well under $600,000. Contact Betty Fricker for more details…
I’m always up for an adventure from time to time, so when a client asked if I would shoot some aerial photographs of Harrison Hot Springs Resort, I jumped at the chance. The weather was kind of a good news – bad news situation: high winds blew all the clouds away, so the sun was beaming down on Harrison Lake. The bad news: did I mention the high winds?
At this time of year, Harrison only gets a few hours of direct sunlight first thing in the morning, so we spent the previous afternoon and evening wandering around this beautiful resort, shooting everything in sight: the Spa, restaurants, rooms, meeting facilities, and of course the world famous pools. Got up bright and early the next morning and headed to Chilliwack Airport where our pilot was warming up our ride, which turned out to be a Cessna 150 – a two seater, 1100 pound toy of an airplane. I didn’t know they made planes this small, that you could actually get into.
But a gig’s a gig, and off we went, straight into 30km an hour winds. Now I don’t normally have a fear of flying, but the fact that my pilot was young, pretty and female was the only thing that kept me from screaming like, well, a young, attractive female. We got tossed around pretty good, but managed to circle the resort a few times before heading back to the airport with a tail wind that got us pretty close to Mach 1.